Tomorrow morning marks the date - as it does each year. Another full year has gone by. Over the course of the past four years, I have played a lot of "what if" games in my head. What if I had checked on him one more time before I left home that morning? What if … Continue reading What If . . .
I'm going to go against my normal style of writing - lead in with something related to the topic, insert cute/funny anecdote, tie it in seamlessly (with humility, of course) to my point, etc., etc. - and instead, cut straight to the chase. Ready? The Lord may not have plans to prosper you. What I … Continue reading Live Long and Prosper
Just the other day, I was an unsuspecting eavesdropper on a conversation between two adults. It went like this: Lady: "So, are you still running? How many miles did you get today?" Man: "You crazy. I'm not running." Lady: "I got a text from you the other day that you had run five miles!" Man: … Continue reading Where You Going?
In the movie, The Green Mile, Michael Clarke Duncan plays the part of John Coffey. John is an oversized collection of body parts, truly. He towered over other members of the cast at 6'5" and filled it up at 320 pounds. His stature was intentionally a focal point by the ragged, beat-up t-shirt and the miles … Continue reading Keep Moving On
No matter how well you know me, there are things you don't know about me. Whether we are very close friends or you only know me through the blog, there probably are still things you don't know. It works that way for everyone. There are things I don't know about you - and likely don't … Continue reading Just Because You Can
108 Numbers have significance, but today's blog isn't going to address that. Today is day number 108 since Kane took his appointed place with the Father. Each of the previous 107 have been different in when and how the memories and emotions flow for me. And, however they flow for me doesn't mean that's how … Continue reading The Cycle
Regardless of the denomination of church you grew up in, you can finish the repeat-inducing phrase, "God is good . . . . . " (All the time!) ". . and all the time. . . " (God is good!) Don't miss the word all. If you truly believe the words in that phrase, then God … Continue reading Thankful
God continues to stir my heart in the way of the political atmosphere that swirls overhead in our country. It stirs in disagreement with pretty much everything that I hear and see coming from either side of the aisle. Often, it's much less about political standing on important issues like tax reform, deficit reduction … Continue reading Sound and fury, signifying nothing!
This one promises to be short. . . the sweet part will be in the eye of the beholder. The source of joy for each of us is no doubt as unique as our fingerprints or DNA. Just among our quiver, the variance is so comical. For JP, it is a four-letter word: F-o-o-d. The … Continue reading Some of Y’all. . .
I have a confession to make and have decided to do it publicly, using this blog post as my medium. Over the summer, I developed an addiction. I think, at this point, I have it under control. But, it times of convenience or apathy, I can succumb to it's invitation. As with all addictions, it … Continue reading Treat the source, not the symptoms